DBA Common Task Descriptions

Below is a list of some of the more common tasks that a database administrator may be expected to perform.  In real life, for any given position, a DBA may be required to do more or fewer tasks than those listed here.

[ Information obtained from an Education Testing Services survey (used to develop the Oracle certification exam), as reported in "Oracle Datavase Administration: The Essential Reference" (Oracle7/Oracle8 edition), by D. Kreines and B. Laskey, ©1999 O'Reilly and Associates.  Other sources were used for the education and database standards sections. ]